Tickets

Graduates posing for a photo in caps and gowns at Commencement

Guests require tickets to attend University Commencement and individual recognition ceremonies. Graduates will receive six guest tickets for Commencement on the National Mall. The quantity of tickets for school celebrations varies by school. 

Lost Tickets

If you lose your tickets, please email University Events at commencement@gwu.edu and explain your situation. Upon the Assistant Vice President's review and approval, the lost item(s) will be reissued.

 

Extra Tickets for Commencement

If you would like additional tickets for Commencement on the National Mall, submit your request to be placed on a waitlist beginning Monday, February 1, 2016. 

The waitlist does not operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If extra tickets are made available, you will receive email notification from University Events after Friday, April 29, 2016. Tickets can only be held for the graduate.
 

Extra Tickets for Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

If you would like additional tickets for Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, scheduled on Thursday, May 12, 2016, submit your request to be placed on a waitlist beginning Monday, February 1, 2016. 

The waitlist does not operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If extra tickets are made available, you will receive email notification from University Events after Friday, April 29, 2016. Tickets can only be held for the graduate.
 

Picking up Your Tickets

Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Graduates

If you have completed your graduation requirements in the Summer 2015 session or Fall 2015 semester and are a graduate of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Business or the School of Engineering and Applied Science, your Commencement on the National Mall tickets will be mailed to the diploma address on file by Friday, April 22, 2016. Please review the School Ticket Distribution Schedule for more information about claiming your school celebration tickets. The schedule will be available on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 

Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 Graduates

If you will complete your graduation requirements in the Spring 2016 semester or Summer 2016 session, you will be able to pick up your Commencement on the National Mall and school celebration tickets directly from your school. To get your tickets you will need to:

  1. Complete the mandatory graduation survey. Survey link will be available Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
  2. Present a copy of the email confirmation you received after completing the survey and a valid GWorld card to claim your tickets at your school.

 

School Ticket Distribution 

Each school's ticket distribution process varies and you can find more information from your school. Ticket distribution schedule will be available on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. 

College of Professional Studies

College of Professional Studies

Review the ticket distribution process to learn when and how you’ll receive your Commencement and College of Professional Studies celebration tickets.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences celebration tickets.

Elliott School of International Affairs

Elliott School of International Affairs

Review the schedule, including an express pickup option, to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and Elliott School of International Affairs celebration tickets.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and Graduate School of Education and Human Development celebration tickets.

Law School

Law School

The ticket distribution period was from March 23-27, 2015. View other details about the Law School’s schedule of events for Commencement Weekend.

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and Milken Institute School of Public Health celebration tickets.

School of Business

School of Business

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and School of Business celebration tickets.

School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and School of Engineering and Applied Science tickets.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Review the schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your Commencement and School of Medicine and Health Sciences celebration tickets.

School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Your Commencement and School of Nursing celebration tickets will be mailed to you in mid-April. If you’d like to pick up your tickets in person, please contact Student Services to set up an appointment. Review the schedule to learn more.